It’d be easier to list the things Alexa isn’t in.These are all of the Alexa devices Amazon unveiled
Amazon’s annual hardware delugeenveloped us Wednesday, as it revealed a slew of Echo devices, Alexa-powered wearables, Ring’s first indoor security cam and a new smart oven. Oh, and that’s not all – now Alexa can speak to you using a celebrity’s voice, andSamuel L. Jackson is first on the list. This is thequick and thorough roundupyou’ve been looking for.
Seriously, Amazon’s AI is everywhere now.The Amazon Echo experience
Did Nicole Lee ever actually escape Amazon’s hardware showcase, or has she, like Samuel L., been synthesized and replaced by Alexa? If so, you can honor her sacrifice by checking out these first-hand impressions of new Alexa-connected rings (Echo Loop), Alexa-connected glasses (Echo Frames), Alexa-connected earbuds (Echo Buds) and Amazon’s biggest Alexa-connected speaker (Echo Studio).
You’ll need a $ 5 subscription to unlock the fastest racing in this ‘free’ game.‘Mario Kart Tour’ is a simple racer surrounded by free-to-play complexity
Despite crisp visuals and simple controls, Nick Summers found Nintendo’s mobileMario Kartgame mired in “a joyless web of free-to-play systems.”
Amazon wasn’t the only company with an event on Wednesday. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 served as apreview of new VR headset capabilities, as well as an opportunity todemonstratethe new forms ofsocial interaction made possible by photo-realistic avatars and virtual spaces. We could be living in an entirely new reality soon, andFacebook wants to own all of it.
Just do it.How and why to buy a projector in
You may think of projectors as either expensive, dim or janky, but with the latest technology, that’s all changed. It’s possible nowadays to find reasonably bright 4K HDR projectors with near theater-quality images for $ 1, 500 or less. Before you start running to the store for popcorn, it’s important to learn a few things and beware of the pitfalls,so we’re here to help.
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